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Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley with contributions by Clare Pollard and Vibeke Woldbye
This volume is published in two parts dealing with the development of, respectively, porcelain and earthenware. The first part concentrates on Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan (1842-1916), illustrating more than 80 examples of his virtuoso work in porcelain.
Kozan brought the medium to heights of technical perfection not seen before and, ever responsive to market forces, produced wares with shapes and decoration in Japanese, Chinese, and European styles.
An essay by Dr Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley traces the part played by Japanese porcelain in the international exhibitions of the period, while Clare Pollard contributes an artistic biography based on documentary research in Japan.
By assembling such an outstanding group of ceramics and presenting them in the light of ground-breaking new research this volume makes a major contribution to the study and appreciation of Meiji art.
The late Dr Oliver Impey was formerly Senior Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, and Reader in Japanese Art, University of Oxford. Co-editor of 'Meiji No Takara - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art' and the author of many books.
Malcolm Fairley is formerly of Sotheby's and Barry Davies Oriental Art; he is now owner of Malcolm Fairley Ltd. - Japanese Works of Art in London. Co-editor of 'Meiji No Takara - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art' and an expert on all aspects of Meiji period art.
Clare Pollard is curator of the East Asian Collections at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, author of "'Master Potter of Meiji Japan' Mazuku Kozan (1842 - 1916) and his Workshop" and writer on Japanese ceramics.
Vibeke Woldbye is curator at the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen; she is the author of papers on decorative arts, especially textiles and ceramics.
248 pages; fully illustrated in colour
40 x 30 cm
hardback with slipcase
£150 (including Selected Essays)
$300 (including Selected Essays)